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Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation

November 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Blessings, Challenges, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction, Videos

Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation As we prepare for Thanksgiving in the United States a week from today on Thursday, November 26th this year, Father Michael Najim challenges us to think differently. He has some profound thoughts for how we can see our weaknesses, our struggles in a new light, as a gift and blessing from the Lord. These issues could be anything: anger, impatience, sloth,... Read More

The Blessing of Suffering – Day 15, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about the blessing of suffering? Can suffering be a blessing? Find out in today's excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LXXV Veas, May 11, 1575* To Don Alvaro de Mendoza, Bishop of Avila The Saint speaks of Father Gracian whose acquaintance she made at Veas and of his ordering her to make a foundation at Seville. JESUS! May the grace... Read More

Yoga and Religion (Part V)

November 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Sullivan, New Age, Yoga

Yoga and Religion (Part V) So far in this series, we have discussed the nature of Yoga in general (first post), and we have learned that it is rooted in Hindu beliefs about gods and goddesses who want to influence us (second post). Through further research, we saw that a philosophic Yoga suggests that the goal of the practice is union in a “higher reality” where distinctions among all things disappear,... Read More